Jacob Buchanan is a photographer & multi-media artist. Operating under the pseudonym Melting Giraffe, he often deals in themes of dissociation, identity, and the suggestion of narrative.
/ / MOVING | | GHOSTS / / is an ongoing project that he started at the beginning of 2019 where he was collaborating with people to create portraits in locations important for them while wearing their favorite outfit.
He asked people to wear their favorite outfit is because clothes show where that person is at that period of their life, how they feel and have been feeling. The clothes express who they want to be and in turn, give them confidence. He is interested in sharing who people are and the connection that comes with that. The catch is that they have to hide their face. He asks that people cover their face because it kills the model / identity but allows for other parts of who they are to come out in the image.
Important locations come from the idea of boudoir. Boudoir comes from the french word bouder meaning: to sulk. Historically, sulking was seen as something one would do privately, and the term bouder came to encapsulate a room where one would go to withdraw and be quietly alone. A bouder was a place of intimacy and privacy, where one could express their true selves without fear of judgment or punishment.
Please look at the latest press releases relating to this project:
- Dodho https://www.dodho.com/ is expected to feature an article on / / MOVING | | GHOSTS / / by the end of April.
- Feroce https://www.
ferocemagazine.com/ is expected to publish images that the artist created during the lockdown for their upcoming May editorial
- Art of Portrait https://artofportrait.ru/ is expected to print images from / / MOVING | | GHOSTS / / over the last year in their upcoming edition.
Future outlook of the project
- Shake the Clouds | Jones Art Gallery | 2019
- KCAI BFA SHOW | H & R Block Space | 2019
- Flatfile + Digital File | H & R Block Space | 2019
- Shake the Clouds | Trapp Gallery | 2018
- No Outlet | Photography | 2017
- The Wall | Foundation Gallery | 2016 - 2017
- Fresh Produce | Photography | 2017
- No Thanks | Photography | 2016
- Florence | Leedy Voulkos Art Center Undergrads Underground | 2016
- / / MOVING | | GHOSTS / / ___ | ICONIC ARTISTS Mag | 2020
- / / MOVING | | GHOSTS / / | We and the Color | 2020
- / / MOVING | | GHOSTS / / - | Into | Photo Vouge Italia | 2020
- / / MOVING | | GHOSTS / / - | Backwards | Photo Vouge Italia | 2020
- / / MOVING GHOSTS / / | Design Collector | 2020
- / / MOVING | | GHOSTS / / | Purple Haze Magazine | 2019
- The Wall - Pineapple | ICONIC ARTIST Mag | 2019
- The Wall - Blaze | ICONIC ARTIST Mag | 2019
- / / MOVING | | GHOSTS / / | bydesignmag | 2019
- / / MOVING | | GHOSTS / / - Maria | Photo Vogue Italia | 2019
- Shake the Clouds - Cat Mask | Photo Vouge Italia | 2019
- / / MOVING | | GHOSTS / / - Chrizzy | The Hype Mag | 2019
- Shake the Clouds - Sheep Mask | ICONIC ARTISTS Mag | 2019
- / / MOVING | | GHOSTS / / - Sheep Mask | Photo Vouge Italia | 2019
- / / MOVING | | GHOSTS / / - Self Portrait | Photo Vouge Italia | 2019
- / / MOVING | | GHOSTS / / - Chrizzy | ICONIC ARTISTS Mag | 2019
Lead Bank Instillation, Kansas City, MO - 2017